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Monday, June 22, 2020 @ 4:16 PM

Ontario to ease restrictions for Toronto, Peel Region on June 24

The Ontario government announced on June 22 that it is allowing more businesses and services to open and getting more people back to work by moving the City of Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2 on June 24. ... [read more]

Monday, June 22, 2020 @ 3:23 PM

Treasury Board president releases statement on return to work for public service employees

Jean-Yves Duclos, the president of the Treasury Board of Canada, on June 22 released the following statement on the easing of restrictions related to COVID-19: ... [read more]

Monday, June 22, 2020 @ 12:46 PM

Former Bank of Canada governor to join Osler as special adviser

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP announced that Stephen Poloz is joining the firm as a special adviser, effective Aug. 1, 2020. ... [read more]

Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 3:42 PM

The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week The Friday Brief

Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 2:15 PM

B.C. transitions COVID-19 border screening to federal government

In early April, B.C. introduced COVID-19 border screening measures to help ensure British Columbians returning home from international destinations had the support they need to manage self-isolation plans and keep B.C. communities safe. ... [read more]

Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 2:13 PM

B.C. announces next steps to support renters, landlords

The B.C. government announced it is extending the temporary rental supplement (TRS) until the end of August 2020 to continue to support renters and landlords. It will also maintain the moratorium on rent increases and evictions for non-payment of rent, while enabling other notices to end tenancy to resume. ... [read more]

Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 12:01 PM

DOJ reappoints two, appoints chair to Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the reappointments of Margaret Bloodworth and Peter Griffin and the appointment of Martine Turcotte as chair to the Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 3:45 PM

Ontario Provincial Offences Act proceedings expanding

As part of Ontario’s plan to reopen courts, starting July 6 early resolution guilty pleas pursuant to s. 5.1(8) of the Provincial Offences Act may proceed before a justice of the peace by audio or videoconference in some of the early resolution POA courts in the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 3:40 PM

Some in-person family law matters resuming in Ontario

The Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ) has announced the expansion of family law matters starting July 6, 2020 as part of the Ministry of the Attorney General’s incremental plan to return to full court operations across Ontario. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 3:38 PM

Ontario in-person criminal trials slated to begin July 6

Some criminal trials and preliminary hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ) are resuming July 6 as part of the province’s gradual reopening of in-person proceedings. ... [read more]